Explore Airdrie, AB

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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Why is the Canadian Real Estate Association trying to stop consumers from being able to choose the services they want to sell their homes?  THIS IS A MYTH that has gained momentum because of the Competition Bureau issue.  The MLS was created by CREA for its members to post their listings and shar...

By Bill Jones, Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos
(Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones")
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 Airdrie,  will start its first public bus service with Calgary this fall. The community of 38,000 will use the Intercity Express, with three $700,000 long buses Airdrie council has purchased. The provincial government's 2008 pledge of $2 billion toward regional buses or trains had Calgary and i...

By Bill Jones, Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos
(Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones")
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Backyard Composting The BasicsThe microbiological process that creates compost is the natural process through which plants and other organic wastes are broken down. Doing the work of creating compost are worms, insects, fungi, bacteria, and other microorganisms that help to process dead material...

By Bill Jones, Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos
(Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones")
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  When I moved to Airdrie Alberta in 1981, we had a population of 5000, a Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia and Alberta Treasury Branch, but alas, no Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) which I had dealt with for a decade in Calgary.  Now, finally after another almost 3 decades Aird...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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 Two of the hottest travel destinations for Albertans are Arizona and Mexico.  Yes before you buy in either venue, check out the advice of the gurus.  Because like many good deals, the devil can be in the details.  Good news both places have attractions galore.  If your looking for heat and sunsh...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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CONDITION HEADS UP The Alberta Real Estate Association has brought this matter to our attention.  Some Lenders may be adding a lender's condition for review and approval of condo docs by the "insurer" before thy will finance the deal.  This is coming to light at the "instructions to solicitor" s...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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I really love my career. I get to meet new people, help them find or sell a home.  Yes, it does face some challenges along the way...but what job doesn't? ONE peculiar piece of my job is "DID YOU KNOW"?  I love this, maybe its gossip or just bits of trivial information - But sometimes - I get som...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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On a national level, Albertans are the most likely, 13 per cent, to say they are very likely to buy a home within the next two years, and among those looking to buy, they are also most likely, 40 per cent, to say they will buy within the next year.  An Interesting Snippet from Our Real Estate Boa...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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So recenlty I've taken in several movies...almost catching up to the mainstream of the movie goers out there.  At least I know what everyone is talking about. Avatar was very good, and I love the lush plants.  Now if I could only get my plants in my yard to grow and glow at night. The Hurt Locke...

By Bill Jones, Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos
(Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones")
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According to industry estimates, losses from mortgage fraud in Canada range into the hundreds of millions of dollars annually.  Here's one of the SHAMS that are being pulled on registered title owners by organized crime.  The perpetrators gain access the Land Titles Registry and look for properti...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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New Housing starts are up this year.  743 new housing starts as of February 2010, over double of last years numbers.  This indicates a good year for New Home Sales, and also shows a rebound in consumer confidence in the economy.  On a side note, having New Home Sale experience, this would also i...

By Bill Jones, Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos
(Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones")
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  Does your Tax assessment tell you what your house is worth in todays market?   The quick answer is NO, but let me explain this bit further.  The market value of your home today is based on calculations done today, not based on the market values at last years tax cut off day.   On average the ma...

By Bill Jones, Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos
(Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones")
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Airdrie Alberta has some pretty Great Schools from two different Divisions the Rocky View School Division and the Calgary Catholic School Board.  The kids that attend these schools are absolutely amazing, not only do they contribute to the community by erasing graphitti  off community fences as ...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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I attended a Social Media Seminar yesterday in Calgary, Alberta.  Our speaker was Tod Maffin.  He kept it fairly simple for the large group of Realtors in attendance. He spoke about Facebook, and making friends with everyone.  He compared it to a BEE SWARM, as you want to be in the middle of it a...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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From time to time, I like to write about local business in Airdrie.  Having lived here over 13 years, I always like to add a personal touch. If you're thinking of moving to Airdrie with your family.  I found another avenue to experience your crafty side.  Yes, Airdrie has everything to offer - an...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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Everyone thinks their own home is a mansion, has the best of the best upgrades, features and is worth a whole ton of money. Realistically, the home is of average size, quality and features.  The buyer isn't going to go GA GA for a newer deck, they kind of expect a deck.  The buyer isn't going to...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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 Our backyard before we started our landscaping etc. This is going back about 6 years now.  When buying a new home and its just a bare piece of dirt, one has to have an imagination to transform it into something that resembles a backyard oasis.  This is the same vacant lot a few years later and a...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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Ok, some of us are probably guilty of this.   OLD photo's on our business cards.  I've seen them. I know of a few agents who have HAIR in their photo....and they are BALD in person.  I hate to admit it...age.... I've seen some photo's that are at least 10 plus years old...that when you meet the a...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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We sat around our morning sales meeting, with the topic at hand of "FUNNY REALTOR STORIES" One agent recently had a buyer looking at a home, and didn't want to go upstairs - she felt a strange...Like perhaps a spirit or ghost was up there.  So both the realtor and buyer hand in hand went upstairs...

By Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663
(CIR REALTY )
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A bit of history to our ANNUAL Airdrie Home & Garden Fair BOOTHS SOLD ON REGISTRATION NIGHT: 2004 - 59                 sold out March 31 2005- 59                  sold out March 04 2006-71                   sold out March 21 2007-77                   sold out March 19 2008-68                   so...

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